Queens middle wins Independent Teams Player of the Week

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A sophomore who had one of the best single-match offensive performances for Queens this season is earning a college men’s volleyball award for the first time in his career.

Off the Block announced Monday that Queens middle attacker Cody Nix was selected as the Independent Teams Player of the Week. Continue reading “Queens middle wins Independent Teams Player of the Week”

Quick-hits: What to know about independent teams for 2019 season

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[Editor’s note: Off the Block will preview each NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conference leading up to the 2019 season opener on Dec. 30. This conference previews examines every independent team.]

Who needs a conference to play NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball.

Five teams will compete as independents without a conference affiliation in 2019 and will conclude the season participating in the Independent Volleyball Association Tournament. Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about independent teams for 2019 season”

Queens schedules big two-match home series vs. Hawai’i for 2019

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It may be a second-year program, but Queens just scheduled a non-conference home series that could be the envy of any college men’s volleyball team in the nation.

Coach Jeremy Price announced recently that Queens will play a two-match home series against Hawai’i on Feb. 7-10 at the Levine Center in Charolette, North Carolina. Continue reading “Queens schedules big two-match home series vs. Hawai’i for 2019”

Queens signs two all-state players as part of new recruiting class

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Multiple players with all-state accolades will join Queens in the program’s second season.

Queens announced recently that high school graduates Austin Bayner, Caden Frye, Jordan Haigh, Adair Moore, Anthony Pfeiffer and Seamus Spencer have all committed to play for the Royals beginning in the 2019. Continue reading “Queens signs two all-state players as part of new recruiting class”

Off the Block announces 2018 All-Independent Team

A nationwide voting committee selected eight college men’s volleyball players to the Off the Block All-Independent Team that was unveiled Wednesday.

The All-Independent Team recognizes the best players during the regular season from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams that are competing without a conference affiliation. The four independent teams this season are Alderson Broaddus, Coker, Lincoln Memorial and Queens. Continue reading “Off the Block announces 2018 All-Independent Team”

Queens outside Esquivel named Independent Teams Player of Week

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Outside attacker Gregory Esquivel made the most of his first significant playing time in almost a month and has earned a college men’s volleyball award.

Off the Blocked announced on Monday that Esquivel was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week. Continue reading “Queens outside Esquivel named Independent Teams Player of Week”